Parent and community involvement are key ingredients to the St. Albans school environment, and there are many opportunities available for parent participation and community support. As a result, the parents at St. Albans are highly involved, and they are an important part of their child’s education. The community offers support for student learning, and through outreach services and activities, the school’s purpose is enhanced.
Each parent is a member of the St. Albans Parent Association (SAPA). SAPA is a non-profit parent group whose main role in the school is fundraising, service, and helping with social functions and activities. Fundraising is accomplished in a variety of ways, which includes selling SCRIP, participating in the Box Tops for Education program, organizing the spring food and wine tasting gala, “Pleasures of the Palate,” and facilitating other fundraising venues such as gift-wrap sales, cookie dough sales, and the magazine drive. SAPA also oversees the Parent Participation Program, which requires that parents participate in a wide variety of services or fundraising activities of their choosing.
SAPA meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. in the day care room. An agenda, along with a reminder of the date and time of the meetings, are announced in Tuesday News. These meetings are open to all members of SAPA, and one Parent Participation Point is given for attending each meeting. In addition to its fundraising efforts, SAPA sponsors student assemblies throughout the year and hosts several other events such as the New Parent Orientation, and the Opening Day Welcome Coffee.
2011-2012 SAPA Board of Directors
|Vice President||Michelle Gibson||
|SCRIP Co-chair||Tammy Ewing||
|SCRIP Co-chair||Sangeeta Kaul||
|Room Parent Coordinator||Bridget Galaneemail@example.com|
|New Parent Mentor||Terri Clark-Dougan||